"Les Penitents Blanc- Chapelle de la Sainte-Croix" Top 5 Page for this destination Vieux Nice - Old Town Tip by NiceLife

Vieux Nice - Old Town, Nice: 75 reviews and 141 photos

  Chapel of the Holy Cross (1765-7)
by NiceLife

The back streets of Vieux Nice are home to a number of 250 year old Churches like this, located off the Rue Rossetti. Chapelle de la Sainte-Croix was Corporate HQ to Les Penitents Blanc. Penitents came in a variety of "team colours" -Penitents Gris, Penitents Blanc, Penitents Noir, Penitents Rouge, and probably a few other shades. You have to question the significance of the colours - "Come on you's Gris!"?.


"Leo, love the cowl. Brown is so you"
"You really think so?

"Myself I was thinking of joining the Penitents Rouge."
"Darling, Rouge is so last season. Brown is the new black. Its so, so.. humble.
Those Penitents Rouge - I know I shouldn't say this, but if there's one thing I really can't abide, it's that smug "sorrier than thou" expression.

"Sackcloth and ashes? There's nothing so unforgiving as itchy underwear! Banish chaffing . Add a little fabric conditioner to your next wash. It's a Godsend"

" I'm done with doing penance for today. Fancy unwinding with a drop of Benedictine after evening prayers?"
"Don't mind if I do. Verrily"

Address: Southeast section of Nice
Directions: Surrounding the Cours Selaya.
Phone: 0625632830
Website: http://www.allaboutnice.com/guided_tour_Nice_Old_Town

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  • Updated May 25, 2006
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